Substance Use Disorder Treatment
This certificate is designed for individuals with bachelor’s degrees in psychology, social work, nursing, or other allied health professions who want to advance their knowledge of substance use disorders treatment and supervision practices. It is offered through the Counseling and Family Therapy Department's Behavioral Health Counseling Program within the College of Nursing and Health Professions of Drexel University, and is designed for individuals working in health care settings serving people with substance use disorders. The certificate requires the completion of six online courses for a total of 18.0 quarter credits. Completion of this certificate does not in and of itself certify clinical expertise. The required coursework can also be applied toward a specialty focus area for students in the Innovations and Intra/Entrepreneurship Advanced Practice Nursing Track.
Each course focuses on a core competency needed to facilitate recovery from substance abuse. Students will acquire knowledge concerning the etiology of substance use behavior; the bio-psycho-social nature of addiction; substance use patterns across the lifespan and; recovery and relapse prevention. Students will also develop skills related to motivational enhancement, cognitive / behavioral change and workforce supervision.
Please refer to Drexel Online Education for application requirements and deadlines.